Ipswich Shellfish, SFP partner


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 19, 2012

The Ipswich Shellfish Group on Thursday partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help it develop a sustainable seafood procurement strategy.?

The strategy will be geared toward offering the most sustainable sources of wild and farmed seafood. SFP will evaluate the Massachusetts-based company’s seafood supply chain, with the objective of fully engaging its suppliers in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs).

“SFP is fortunate to work with companies like Ipswich Shellfish Group, who are committed to developing a strategy that goes beyond switching suppliers to achieve sustainability. Partnerships like these can result in positive, long-term outcomes for fisheries and fish farms,” said Dick Jones, SFP global director, major buyer engagement.

Founded in 1935, the family-owned Ipswich Shellfish operates Ipswich Shellfish Co., Connecticut Shellfish Co., Maine Shellfish Co., United Shellfish Co. and Lowcountry Shellfish. The company’s core business is direct store delivery of fresh and frozen seafood to the foodservice industry and domestic and international shipments of live lobster and lobster products to the wholesale trade.

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